Dorothy Allison2020 Appalachian Heritage Writer in Residence
Schedule of Events
March 1 through August 1
AHWIR Dorothy Allison selects winners of WV Fiction Competition, writes reviews for winners and finalists which appear in the anthology, participates in webpage construction and an interview to be posted on the website and in the new anthology.
Cavedweller Screening in Byrd CHE Auditorium, reserved seating limited to 15, masks required, email Jody to reserve seats, JBrumage@shepherd.edu (1hr.42minute film on Scarborough Library and Shepherdstown Library reserve & at Amazon Prime).
Cavedweller Film Discussion, Shepherdstown Film Society, a story of redemption and forgiveness. Discussion leader Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities.
Byrd CHE, "Diversity and Class in Appalachia and the Fiction of Dorothy Allison," with WV Professor of the Year Dr. Heidi Hanrahan, reserved seating limited to 15, masks required, a humanities topic that furthers our understanding of the under-classed and "othered."
Byrd CHE, A Celebration of Appalachian Storytellers, Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Crystal Wilkinson Volume XII, with Crystal Wilkinson, Ron Davis, and Frank X Walker. The event will feature African American Spirituals arranged by Dr. Georgiann Tool.
Dorothy Allison Reading from Cavedweller and Book Club Discussions (Martinsburg High School, Spring Mills High School, Martinsburg Public Library, Shepherdstown Library Nourishing Literacy Giving Circle, and Senior Moments Book Club.
Construction of Anthology of Appalchian Writers, Allison Vol. XIII. For More Information contact: Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, Shepherd University Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities: 304.876.5207, 304.876.5220, 912.655.2380, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.shepherd.edu/ahwirweb/.